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Meet CSN’s Part-time Librarians

CSN has several librarians who work at our reference desks part-time. You might have seen them in the evening or on the weekends. Some of our part-time (adjunct) librarians also work at the public libraries, so you might recognize them from those libraries too. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of our…

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What is a Database?

You should think of a library database as an organized electronic catalog and storage container for published articles mostly from research journals, newspapers, and magazines. Many databases give you access to other items like book chapters, e-books, government and business records and reports, photographic images and works of art, reference works, and audio files and…

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Share Your Art in a Bookmark Contest!

Are you a budding artist? Do you love to read? Want to show off your skills and help people mark their place? In honor of Nevada Reading Week (March 2-6), CSN Libraries is holding a bookmark contest all week–and all MONTH–long! Starting Monday, March 2, you can pick up an entry form at any CSN…

Celebrate Black History Month with these Reads!

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month at CSN Libraries and across CSN campuses, we’d like to invite you to check out some of our new books related to influential African-Americans. From the prolific literature of both well-known and emerging Black authors, to historical surveys of the Black experience in America and the transformational…

Experience African American History Through Video

CSN Libraries provide a wealth of streaming videos focused on African American history and culture. Black History Month is a great time to investigate the many aspects of this subject. These streaming video databases provide you with a wide range of documentaries, archival newsreels, interviews, and speeches. Your viewing experience is enhanced by the many…

Topic Trouble? Credo Mind Maps Can Help

If there’s a research assignment on your class syllabus and the thought of choosing a topic seems overwhelming, our Credo Reference database can help! With millions of articles from trusted reference books, Credo has always been a credible source of background information. Recent enhancements have also made it a great resource for brainstorming your topic…

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Library Account Access is Easier Than Ever!

If you explore our library website, you might notice a brand-new feature that’s just recently been added for you! To get quick access to your library card account for renewing books, viewing the items you have out on loan, viewing materials you placed on request, and viewing your InterLibrary Loan items, simply visit the library…

Use Learning Express for Future Success

The Learning Express Library is a wonderful database for CSN students to use to develop skills for the classroom and workplace. Resources within Learning Express are organized into “Centers.” This article highlights the College Students Center, which is a place to achieve your community college goals and prepare for future success. This learning center is…